And my cat is like. . .

Philippines
June 11, 2010 8:55am CST
Cats are amazing creatures. I should know, I grew up with them in my entire life. But they can be a bit tricky as well (cat owners, you truly can attest to this!). You see, cats (unlike other animals), have a unique personality that represents (and even benefits) them. They can never be bossed around, they hardly do any tricks, and they tend to use their all-too alluring cuteness to get themselves out of any mess. And yes, we actually fall for it. =) Take an example, one cat I had was such a bully that he bites almost everyone (especially when you're hunched infront of the t.v. and he springs on your back). But he was truly loved, despite the numerous scratches he gave us. Another would suck up to my mom, and thus would be rewarded with kitty treats that made him unusually fat (my mom told us he was just "healthy"). Another, who we rescued that could hardly meow would tag along everywhere, like a shadow that would be with you when you go gardening, cooking, and yes, to the bathroom even. As I moved to a new place, the resident "cat" (more likely a boss), would fire up his vocal cords and let us know that we dont pay attention to him that much. And that would include meow-ing on the top of his lungs until we finally open the door to let him see the traffic jam outside the house. But I fell for his trap as well, wincing at his meows when I hold him, but still cant get enough of this furry little creature. =) So what type of personality does your friend have?
5 responses
@pepcat (70)
• United States
11 Jun 10
Yes, I am a sucker for all the tricks that my furry children do. I have two cats right now that I adopted and luckily they get along pretty good. There is always a hierarchy with all the cats I have had in my life. The top cat, Nikki, will try to bite the other ones ear (Taz) when it's time for dinner. She does get jealous because Taz will hang around my legs during that time. I have a tall cat tree that is Taz's territory. Nikki will chase her until Taz climbs up the tree and Nikki will scratch on the bottom part while looking up. I think they have their quirks and will develop different habits to maintain a certain relationship. But I love all their goofy ways!
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
I love them too! Currently, i have two cats, and yes, they do get along well, where the older one acts as a dad and gives food to the younger one when the younger one is still hungry. It's so sweet. They even groom each other. =) But i wonder why other people don't like them?
@pepcat (70)
• United States
13 Jun 10
I think people go with the stereotypes of cats being aloof. True, they don't always adore you like a dog, but I think you just have to be of that mindset that your cats loves you, and doesn't have to lick you to prove it. :)
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
12 Jun 10
we got 5 cats. ones really expressive,nosy,jumpy,and loving,ones very laid back ,ones kind of wierd because shes a wild cat but got friendlier over the years,ones laid back and nice and then will turn on us or another cat the next second(he only likes to be petted on his head or else he bites or scratches),and the last one is the nicest cat we have who loves attention.
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
Wow, what a fun family you have! Five! How do you do it? They do require alot, petting, feeding, bathing, exercise etc. I admire you!
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
11 Jun 10
My cat Precious is a bit of a fallower As well. Sometimes if he doesn't want to be messed with, He'll hide, but he is usually near me. Sleeping beside me, or purring when he wants attention. He'll often block the bed so I won't go near it, or 'can't get out of it' (like he did today) Now he's trying to play perfect "society" boy, and is in a nutral location. (graycave) right now.
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
Hilarious! What a colorful character! Love him well, and you'll sure to have lots of happy memories with him. =)
@cicisnana (775)
• United States
11 Jun 10
Binky is our oldest and is almost 4 years old, he's an outdoors boy and has been since we moved out here to the country which he just dearly loves. When he was a tiny kitten he would wake hubby up every morning licking his face. Our 2nd, Ow, who, I think is about a year and a half old, he was a little older when we got him, so I'm not really sure of his exact age, is quite the character. Mornings are horrid around here because if you move, Ow is attacking you. He waits in the hallway for one of the bedroom doors to open and then the whole length of the hallway he is around your ankles, tieing your shoes around him is quite the feat!! The baby, Callie CoCo, is 12 weeks old. She loves Ow and loves to commence to pounding on him. She hasn't shown her personality towards us yet, though she does love to sleep with us. She's a little mad at me this week because I've been having to give her baths because of fleas :(
@trivera67 (108)
• United States
11 Jun 10
My Bruiser just passed away a couple of months ago and I miss him dearly. He was a barn cat when we adopted him and it took quite a bit of time to catch him so that should have gave us a clue of what he was going to be like haha but I insisted to hubby that was the one I wanted. As a kitten he was mischievious and into everything but as he got older he mellowed out and became the most laid back :YAY I am too good for you: cat I have ever had. My hubbs got him spoiled on treats (a can of wet food in the A.M and one at P.M. and he would let you know immediatley upon awakeing that it was his treat time with a serious of MEOWS that would annoy you to no end until he got his way. He was not fat but he was a very big cat. People where amazed at how musculur he was saying he had to have some type of wild bobcat genes in him. LOL He would lay up on your lap and cuddle with you only when he wanted to and even though you knew he wanted to and called him he wouldn't come til you kinda just ignored him and then BAM he was there. The funniest though was at night when it seemed he resorted back into being a kitten needing his momma. He slept between me and hubby with his bankie ( a old robe of mine) and would knead and suck it like a baby sucking from his momma teet. He was my bestes buddy and I miss him and know he will irreplacable as far as his mannerism and ways. We did just get a new baby kitty as hubby got tired of me whining :I miss my Bruiser: and I am sure we will adore her (Sheba) and enjoy getting to know her personalities just as we did Bruisers.
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
Wow, I remember all the other cats I had and their distinct personalities. Cats are so nice! My dad used to detest them, but he too fell for their tricks and cuddles with them when we are not looking (blame the macho image!). I'm sure Bruiser misses you as you miss him. But I'm sure Sheba will bring a new chapter of memories for you and your hubby to treasure. We can never get tired of our cats. =) We cuddle with our cats and sleep with them too. Sometimes, we fight as to who gets to get the cat that night. It's so childish but fun.